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The Most Trivial Verdicts of the Year...

Well, it’s the end of the year. Is it really twelve months since that first RAW of the year when Old School was wheeled out and Ric Flair sty...

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Surprise Surprise!

As we look back on the wrestling year we can look at some highs and some lows. Personally, Daniel Bryan and ‘The Miracle of Bourbon Street...

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‘If Only’: The Wrestlers That Time Fo...

This week saw Vince McMahon as the sole guest of Steve Austin’s podcast. It was an entertaining, surprisingly honest, watch. One thing stood ...

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Goodbye

Hey guys,I’ve got a big weekend coming up and thought it best to drop you a few lines. This might be it for me. Through the ups and the downs...

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Where’s The Jeopardy Gone?

Next week, free on the WWE Network (or you can buy it on Sky Box Office in the UK) will come the twenty-eighth iteration of ‘Survivor Series&...

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#wwenetworkUK – Delayed Until Further...

My column this week is going to be a little bit different. Most weeks I try to look at various elements of wrestling (mostly WWE) and try to romant...

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Brock, Cena And The ‘Split Second’ T...

It was there, in that precise moment, a moment of heightened excitement that everything changed. The match had been back and forth with two men exc...

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Merrily We Roll Along

The autumn months. How we often hark for them. Brown leaves falling from trees. Dark nights coming in before the inevitable snows of winter. ItR...

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There’s Always A Brightside

Wow. The autumn months can be brutal for a wrestling fan. TNA is flogging a dead horse, Jeff Jarrett is going nowhere fast with Global Force Wrestl...

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Should The Undertaker Return?

It’s been a hell of a year for The Undertaker. He had a strong build up to his WrestleMania match with Brock Lesnar, largely in part due to t...

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Reading Rusev’s Role In Wrestling

Alexander Rusev is the next big thing. He’s the Ivan Drago of professional wrestling even to the point where he has his very own Ludmilla in ...

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That Big Fight Feel

The anticipation. The build-up. The excitement. We all love that feeling when two fighters are about to meet. About to stand toe to toe in an attem...

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Whatever Happened To The Wyatts?

‘What am I? I’m frightening. I’m a boxcar and a pack of matches’. The Wyatt Family, aside from The Shield, are one of the b...

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The Biology Of A Monster

Biology. It’s a curious thing. It’s the study of life. Of things that live. Of how they’re built up and how they grow, develop an...

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TNA: A Crisis Of Taste And Confidence

For the first time in about a year, I decided to watch TNA this week. Or Impact Wrestling. I was drawn to it for a few reasons. Number one. Nothing...

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Wrestling - Our Secret Happiness

What’s it all about then? I mean, this wrestling business, what’s it all about? Millions of people, every week, sit and watch wrestling...

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The Part-Time Superstars

A few years ago, when there was a surprise return it was one of two things. Either a wrestler was returning back to the fold of the company that th...

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Laughter Is The Tonic: Wrestling And ...

This week came the news that Santino Marella, ‘The Milan Miracle’, was retiring due to neck injuries. Does he have a career up there wi...

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The Science Of The Returning Wrestler

Big returns. We love them, don’t we? We love them even more when they’re a huge surprise. This week alone saw a raft of returns on an e...

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Money In The Bank: Cash-Cow Or Curse?

The Money in the Bank Ladder match has long been a favourite of wrestling fans. It is unpredictable, exciting and has the potential to create new s...

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